Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Sleepover


They invited me for
a sleepover last night,
it was great fun -
we had a pillow fight!

When we were going to sleep
I don't know why,
I wanted to go home
and started to cry.

Featured: A crochet lap blanket
and adorable nieces and nephews
who all love sleep-overs
and hardly ever cry.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My London Trip

The markets, museums and parks,
the streets with their Christmas light,
the queen, the rain and the shops -
London, you've been a delight!

The second leg of my trip - London.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Paris Trip


Ages since I've written
can hardly remember when,
but now I am back
and I'm blogging again!

Featured: photos from my Paris trip

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Wickedly Wicked Stepmother

Such awful bad luck!
Disaster has struck
and ruined my plan.
I could hit someone.

I'd walked by the chapel
and picked a red apple,
the poison I made
without any aid.

I left it on the table
until I was able
to give it to that bitty
who thinks she's so pretty.

Being busy with my plot
I might have forgot
that autumn is prime
apple picking time.

Bench, stair or chair,
there are apples everywhere.
On the table there are nine -
now which one is mine?

The felt queen without feeling
was made from a drawing by my niece.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dear Little Dog

Dear little dog
you can wag your tail,
the postman has come
and brought you some mail.

That tabby cat
that you so liked to chase,
sends you a postcard
from his new safe place.

The neighborhood butcher
has sent a bill,
for those juicy chops
and the meat for the grill.

There is also a note
from your usual walker,
he can't come today
as he is playing soccer.

And an invitation
to come and eat,
with that darling poodle
at the end of the street.

The postman is here
with all these and more,
but you're barking again
and he won't come to the door.

It is so nice to be back
I've missed you all!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Island of Grumpy Toys

The toys are upset
and they're muttering a lot,
summer is here
and it's really quite hot.

Everyone else has
a lot of time off,
but when they want a break
these children just scoff.

They do work hard
and they do work cheap,
they mind the children
so the grown-ups can sleep.

But if they don't get a vacation 
whatever the cost,
they're off on a strike
and the kids can get lost.

I'm going on a summer blog break soon
I'll miss you all

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scotland - Going Home


Local Hero, Bill Forsyth's 1983 movie, 
is a great favorite of mine,
not least because of Mark Knopfler's soundtrack
(you can play it at the bottom of the post).

During our recent Scottish vacation we visited Pennan,
one of the main locations for the film.
Pennan is a tiny village with a small harbor,
a single row of homes and - one red telephone box.
On a cool and windy day it was quiet and quirky 
and I loved it.

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